by William D. Jackson
LOA 8 FT., BEAM 4 FT., WEIGH 68 LBS, CAPACITY 2
Most Popular of All S&M Boat Plans
Minmax is exactly what the name implies--a boat requiring the minimum in time and material to build to give you the maximum in performance and water-sport fun. Actually, Minimax was built in one day at a cost of $20. It will carry two people, take outboard motors ranging from 3 to 15 hp, has a watertight air compartment that will support 900 lbs. even with the cockpit completely filled with water. As to performance, Minimax will plane a 165 lb. man up to 15 mph with a 3 hp outboard motor. With 10 hp and over, the hull planing area diminishes until Minimax becomes air-borne and rides upon the motor's cavitation plate. Only two pieces of 4x8 ft. 1/4-in. thick plywood and ordinary lumber yard stock are required. Framing is held to an absolute minimum with plywood skin stressed to offer greatest strength and light weight. Complete and ready to go Mmimax weighs only 68 lbs. and may be handled by one man on a car-top carrier. No building form is required because the hull is developed on the plywood as the work progresses.